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Experts Say Chauvin Jury Was Likely Influenced by Media, Politicians

George Floyd's sister Bridgett Floyd (in red) speaks outside the Hennepin County Government Center after the first day of jury selection began in the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin who is accused of killing Floyd, March 8, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 22 April 2021 08:03 AM

In the months before a jury of his peers found ex-cop Derek Chauvin guilty of killing George Floyd, the jurors tasked with impartially analyzing the complex case saw nearly unending media coverage of protests, looting and violent riots, watched as the city of Minneapolis wrote a $27 million check to Floyd’s family just before the trial began – and may have heard a prominent member of Congress or the President of the United States chime in with an opinion.

Given the outside influences that would have been nearly impossible for the average person to entirely ignore, many experts have wondered if Chauvin had any chance at a fair trial.

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In the months before a jury of his peers found ex-cop Derek Chauvin guilty of killing George Floyd, the jurors tasked with impartially analyzing the complex case saw nearly unending media coverage of protests, looting and violent riots...
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